Micah Richards has claimed he has lot of sympathy for Martin Odeegard because he unlikely to win the player of the season award.
The Norwegian midfielder has been in sensational form for Arsenal. He has scored 15 goals and provided 8 assists in the Premier League this season.
According to the Daily Mail, Richards feels sorry for Odeegard as he might not win the player of the season due to his Erling Haaland. Manchester City have gone past Arsenal to claim the top spot in the Premier League Table.
Arsenal won against Newcastle United last night, and Martin Odeegard was in sensational form, especially in first-half. The 24-year-old was the main man in the middle of the park for the Gunners. He was proving to be a constant threat to Newcastle’s midfield and was a constant threat.
Despite his top form, Odeegard is unlikely to win the Player of the Season Award and Micah Richards admits he feels sorry for the Arsenal captain. He said:-
“It’s a strange thing to have sympathy for someone after you have watched them light up your Sunday but that was my first feeling for Martin Odegaard. If it hadn’t been for Erling Haaland, Arsenal’s captain would be odds-on for Player of the Year.
“He reminds me of David Silva in so many ways, with his quiet authority and leadership. You wouldn’t know David was in a room sometimes, but on the pitch he made you follow him through his brilliance and that is what Odegaard is doing — 15 goals from midfield (and not one penalty) is just exceptional.
“Arsenal’s business in getting Odegaard on loan, restoring his confidence and then buying him outright was a masterstroke. He’s going to get even better.”
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